indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+ indianz.com on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
Health Coverage for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
KTNN draws fire for hosting event with football team's foundation

Filed Under: National | Sports
More on: ernie stevens, football, golf, mascots, niga, racism, radio, radmilla cody, redskins
     


Photo of KTNN Celebrity Golf Tournament was posted by Jacqueline Keeler on Twitter.

KTNN, the radio station of the Navajo Nation, is under fire for hosting a golf tournament whose lead sponsor was the Original Americans Foundation.

KTNN first posted about the 1st Annual KTNN Celebrity Golf Tournament on Facebook on March 21. At that time, it did not appear the foundation was involved with the event.

A couple of weeks later, the event was re-branded as The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation 1st Annual KTNN Celebrity Golf Tournament. Tribal members found out about the association and were outraged.

"Wow. And to think I almost committed to attending this function! I have pulled back on donating to this event as a result of who KTNN has accepted to be their title sponsor," Radmilla Cody, the award-winning Navajo singer, said on her Facebook page. "Please ask KTNN to decline their title sponsor and why they accepted sponsorship from an offensive organization."

The involvement of the foundation prompted two Indian organizations to withdraw their sponsorships. One was the National Indian Gaming Association.

"It's a blatant attempt to try to buy out the issue," NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. told USA Today. He added: "It hurts my heart to have to say that word."

The event was held two days after the Navajo Nation Council passed a measure opposing "disparaging" mascots in professional sports.

Get the Story:
Redskins foundation golf event loses sponsor in protest (USA Today 4/12)
Redskins Sponsorship Taints Navajo Golf Event, Other Sponsors Outraged (Indian Country Today 4/14)
Navajo Nation wants Washington Redskins name change (KRQE 4/11)

Related Stories:
Navajo Nation Council opposes 'disparaging' mascots in sports (4/11)
Peter MacDonald defends racist mascot at Navajo Nation Council (4/1)
Dine Medicine Men Association opposes racist football mascot (03/18)
Navajo Nation leaders speak out against 'disparaging' mascots (3/14)
Jacqueline Keeler: Peter MacDonald doesn't speak for Navajos (3/11)


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Native American Council meets at Democratic National Convention (7/25)
Police officer cleared over fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman (7/25)
Doug George-Kanentiio: Donald Trump and his campaign of hatred (7/25)
Native Sun News: Tribal advocate focuses on Great Plains efforts (7/25)
Lakota Country Times: Descendants of Pine Ridge legend gather (7/25)
Johnny Rustywire: Navajo mother works hard at motel for family (7/25)
Alex Jacobs: Nation finally admits problem with policing and race (7/25)
Dwaine Perry: Ramapough Lunaape Nation marching for justice (7/25)
Charges filed for assault on disabled member of Nisqually Tribe (7/25)
Man arrested for American Indian Movement flag settles lawsuit (7/25)
Interior Department consults tribes about new trust reform law (7/22)
Training sessions planned for final Indian Child Welfare Act rule (7/22)
Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon (7/22)
Mark Charles: An entire nation's big problem with Donald Trump (7/22)
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump promises a world with no treaties (7/22)
Native Sun News: Appeal delays release of Keepseagle checks (7/22)
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe hosts walk for cancer (7/22)
James Giago Davies: Police officers get away with 'kill option' (7/22)
Andre Cramblit: Police officer shootings seem far too common (7/22)
Donald Trump closes convention that left out Indian Country (7/22)
New law in Oklahoma goes against Indian Arts and Crafts Act (7/22)
NMAI seeks input from tribes about veterans memorial in DC (7/22)
Blackfeet Nation swears in leaders and looks to a new future (7/22)
Coeur d'Alene Tribe kicks off popular powwow after absence (7/22)
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids (7/22)
Review: Hard look at drugs in Indian Country in 'Seventh Fire' (7/22)
State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes (7/22)
Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in Michigan (7/22)
Karuk Tribe ready for groundbreaking on long-awaited casino (7/22)
California remains a battleground for Indian Child Welfare Act (7/21)
Yurok Tribe launches operation to rid reservation of marijuana (7/21)
Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks (7/21)
Cherokee player Koda Glover wins praise in major league debut (7/21)
Education Department hosts Native youth for roundtable in DC (7/21)
Navajo Nation lawmakers approve bill for travel plaza at casino (7/21)
Mark Trahant: Trump's Republican convention is one big failure (7/21)
Native Sun News: Five Rosebud tribal members killed in crash (7/21)
Lakota Country Times: Fire deals setback to Rosebud program (7/21)
Brandon Ecoffey: Carrying the voices of our people to masses (7/21)
Delphine Red Shirt: Our children need to be kept close to home (7/21)
Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization' (7/21)
Oglala Sioux Tribe confirms shooting death of 13-year-old girl (7/21)
Tribes in Connecticut sponsor cruise for Republican delegates (7/21)
Tribal lobbyist not buying Donald Trump's message of change (7/21)
Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino (7/21)
Seminole Tribe helps with probe into robbery of casino patron (7/21)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.